On June 10 Joseph Holway set off on his bike from New York. On July 1, he hit the West Coast. His mission was to deliver a bike jersey from the Search and State sewing room in the Garment District of Manhattan to Golden Saddle Cyclery in Los Angeles, a solo cross-country ride of more than 3,000 miles. The jersey, which was made in New York, was the first of its kind, so Search and State wanted to make sure it got taken care of. They decided to run a contest to find a bike messenger. Holway, an Arizona college student who had done some big rides like the Tour Divide before, won the contest to be the jersey’s carrier. He rode out from New York, across the Midwest, and over the Rockies before dipping into his home state then making a break for L.A. It rained for most of his trip, and he battled … More
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According to German road safety laws, bicycles are required to have two handbrakes, so when a policeman saw that the bike Bogdan Ionescu was riding only had one handbrake, he pulled the rider over and fined him $34.
“Your bike is unsafe; you have no brake on the right of your handlebar,” the officer told Ionescu … More
“Bikes are for kids.” “You paid how much for that pushbike?” I’m sure anyone who hangs out on this site or on any of other myriad of mountain bike enthusiast sites that have spread like disease in the past while has heard this before, and probably had the same shaking-head reaction. But we’re “enthusiasts”; bike geeks. Some would say blinkered addicts, addicted to mountain biking, trail building, riding, and hanging out with other mountain bikers. Often caught up in an ecosystem of bike nerdery without much insight into the relative smallness of the mountain biking industry and its relative insignificance in the grand scheme of a global economy.
Times are a-changing though. The people who started riding in the 80’s and 90’s are now older. Often they have kids. They’re still riding; and they’re travelling to ride. Sometimes they travel with … More
At 4 a.m., Dave Mirra patiently posed for every photo request, even for the fan bold enough to ask his sleepy-eyed 4-year-old daughter to snap the shot.
He didn’t seem to mind, even at the conclusion of the most grueling five and a half days of his life; after a race that cost him 12 pounds of body weight; and after pulling a double shift in the last 200 miles. For a guy who just finished a bicycle race that spanned 3,020 miles from … More